Child Mental Health Services Network Study

Joseph P. Morrissey, Ph.D., Principal Investigator

The Child Mental Health Services Network study was one component of a project entitled Caring for Children in the Community, a five-year study of the epidemiology of childhood emotional disorder and services provided to children with mental disorders sponsored by the National Institute of Mental Health. Caring for Children in the Community was developed by the Developmental Epidemiology Program at the Department of Psychiatry at Duke University with Adrian Angold, MRCPsych as Principal Investigator. The network study was conducted by the Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research. The specific aims of the network study were to assess patterns of service system coordination in four North Carolina counties: Vance, Granville, Franklin and Warren. Its findings helped to shed light on the factors which promote or impede the development of integrated and effective mental health and support services. Several reports have been published.dd